The Machineries of Joy

The Machineries of Joy (1964) is a collection of short stories by American writer Ray Bradbury.

The Machineries of Joy
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
AuthorRay Bradbury
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherSimon & Schuster
Publication date
February 17, 1964[1]
Media typePrint (hardback)


  • "The Machineries of Joy"
  • "The One Who Waits"
  • "Tyrannosaurus Rex"
  • "The Vacation"
  • "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh"
  • "Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar"
  • "Almost the End of the World"
  • "Perhaps We Are Going Away"
  • "And the Sailor, Home From Sea"
  • "El Día de Muertos"
  • "The Illustrated Woman"
  • "Some Live Like Lazarus"
  • "A Miracle of Rare Device"
  • "And So Died Riabouchinska"
  • "The Beggar on O'Connell Bridge"
  • "Death and the Maiden"
  • "A Flight of Ravens"
  • "The Best of All Possible Worlds"
  • "The Lifework of Juan Díaz"
  • "To the Chicago Abyss"
  • "The Anthem Sprinters"


  1. ^ "Books Today". The New York Times: 28. February 17, 1964.


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